Upcoming Age- and Dementia Friendly Webinars and Learning Opportunities

On behalf of our partners, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is pleased to share the following opportunities with our network.

  • On-Demand Community Transportation: Three Examples from Maine and Massachusetts (Webinar)

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10-11:30am

Register at www.tinyurl.com/webinarApril13

Join the Moving Maine Network and MassMobility on April 13 from 10-11:30amfor a webinar featuring a healthcare provider, a Senior Center, and a transit authority that have each developed a different way to provide on-demand mobility. On-demand means that the vehicle comes to the rider without the rider having to reserve in advance. The flexibility and convenience of these services have proven popular with riders. This webinar will highlight three organizations – each representing a different sector – that are all providing on-demand mobility, but through different approaches:

  • The Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute will present on how they use Lyft Concierge to purchase rides for eligible patients in Greater Portland (Maine example)
  • The Brookline Council on Aging will present on how they subsidize  rides through GoGo for older adults without smartphones in a suburb adjacent to Boston (Massachusetts example)
  • The Franklin Regional Transit Authority will present on its microtransit pilot that opens up its eligibility-restricted demand-response rides to the general public for same-day reservations in a rural region of Massachusetts (Massachusetts example)

This webinar is jointly organized by the Moving Maine Network and MassMobility as part of a webinar series featuring initiatives from Maine and Massachusetts, as well as mobility management best practices from around the country. All webinars will include Q&A and discussion time, so attendees can learn from each other as well as from the presenters.

  • Alzheimer’s Association Education and Support Programs

Tuesdays at 12 PM ► Support Group for People Living with Younger-Onset Dementia
For people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia who were diagnosed before age 65. Group runs from April 6 – May 25. To register for this group, please contact Tania Paparazzo at tapaparazzo@alz.org or (617) 393-2071.

Thursdays at 2:30 PM ► Support Group for People Living with Early-Stage Dementia
For people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia who are in the early stage of disease. Group runs from April 8 – May 27. To register for this group, please contact Gretchen Cole at gretchencole93@gmail.com

Tuesdays at 12 PM ► Support Group for People Living with Early-Stage Dementia
For people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia who are in the early stage of disease. Group runs from April 20 – May 25. To register for this group, please contact Meghan Lemay at mlemay@alz.org or (617) 393-2156.

Mondays at 6 PM ► Support Group for Male Caregivers
Group runs from April 5 to May 24.

Mondays at 12 PM ► Support Group for Caregivers with a Loved One with Early-Stage Dementia
Group runs from April 5 to May 24.

Wednesdays at 12:30 PM ► Support Group for Caregivers
Group runs from April 7 to May 26.

Tuesdays at 4 PM ► Support Group for Grieving Caregivers
Group runs from April 20 to May 25. To register for this group, please contact Judy Tredwell at jbtredwell@roadrunner.com.

Thursdays at 12 PM ► Support Group for Caregivers – Phone Only
Group runs from April 22 to May 27.